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Logs from Beyond for 2/05/2016
12AM KRAUSE: People often ask me what tools I use to develop Medievia. The
server is of course running Linux. The code is all C++ with 64bit data. As
for tools we use the free open source GCC compiler and GDB debugger. I
code from a windows box using the free open source Codeblocks editor. This
public server running what is implemented so far is 653,428 lines of C++.
We started with just over 25,000 lines of C code in 1991. I have over
400,000 lines of C++ coded features yet to be implemented for this
version. The main tool? BRAINPOWER.
2AM KRAUSE: OK so we have matter and energy, and time to apply some rules
they must adhere to. You me and everything are matter and energy doing
what their rules say they must do. Atoms made from protons, neutrons, and
electrons, and protons and neutrons are made from quarks, and so on until
you really get down to just a few things and a few simple rules. It is so
basic that any master programmer given the rules from a well educated
physicist could code it pretty fast. The hardest part, besides a computer
running at infinite speed of course, would be the random number generator,
surprising I know. I was just working on our random number generator,
which is called from 3,841 places in the code. True patternless
randomness, seeded to never throw the same sequence of numbers out again,
is still actually impossible. No one knows how to do it. We make good ones
sure, but us smart coders know it cannot be perfect. Such a thing would be
5AM KRAUSE: I spoke to God just now and asked for a little help because
humanity needs saving. He said, "!*#@&^! you. Do it yourself.", so I got
back to work. What will you do today? Do you expect a different answer
6AM VRYCE: It is going to take a miracle to get me out of here.
7AM JESUS: Most everyone gets way too overly impressed with miracles.
Think about it, a miracle is like magic and even the person making the
miracle does not know how it works. It is an impossible thing and it just
happens because God approved it and made it happen, wow. I guess the
miracle working is 'divine'. Big deal!? Even more impressive is the
scientists and programmers who learn and invent through understanding and
personal growth. Listen to teachers and have faith in them, not in me or
some supposed miracle worker, especially one written into religious
8AM VRYCE: God would never let me get out of here by some miracle of his
doing. I am on a mission from God, so logically I would not be on said
mission if God was doing it. It is up to me. I am the miracle that God
needs, not the other way around. All I need is God's love, my own Hope,
and maybe just a little Magic will happen. No miracle is needed.
9AM JAKOB: Vryce is stuck in a void but it is part of his plan. He just
does not know it, nor does he know his true purpose, for if he did he
could never do it. To succeed will require real magic, because God himself
could not do what he is trying to do. Our true mission is even beyond
12PM EINSTEIN: There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though
nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
1PM EINSTEIN: OK Jesus just asked me to add my other famous miracle quote.
He has a bunch of miracle stuff he wants to add, but I think he is working
his way onto this Internet thing at his own pace. Oh yes yes, the quote:
It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.
3PM KRAUSE: A Miracle! I kid you not. I used to worry that it would take a
miracle to design the new homes code to deal with the old homes,
seamlessly converting them to new homes without the player being aware
that anything happened. OK. That sounded sort of easy, but as a master
programmer who has designed countless things take my word for it, this
home design (ha, just had to say that), this homes feature upgrade has
been extraordinarily and surprisingly challenging. When the answer finally
just now appeared in my mind it seemed like a miracle, and not just
because of all of this talk about miracles. My mind makes the best magic
when I am really tired.
7PM GOD: The real miracle, is that I never succumbed to my secret desire
to make a miracle by smiting every person who prays for a miracle. Freedom
of choice only really works with some hard and fast rules. That's the
game. That's the deal. That's life. No one answers if I pray, and I get
by. Okay. I am a bad example. I crack myself up, but seriously since I
gave you freedom of choice, and I the infallible all knowing perfect God
wants heaven on Earth, and only humans with freedom of choice can do that,
and it looks like it would take a miracle for humanity to wake up and
realize this, well then I also need and would like to pray for a miracle!
I pray to you for a miracle.
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